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Platyphoca Van Beneden 1876 (seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36940

Alternative spelling: Phoca (Platyphoca)

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1876. Les phoques fossiles du bassin d'Anvers. Bulletins de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 41:783-803

Parent taxon: Phocinae according to T. A. Deméré et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Batavipusa, Cryptophoca, Cystophora, Cystophorini, Erignathini, Erignathus, Gryphoca, Halichoerus, Histriophoca, Kawas, Leptophoca, Leptophoca amphiatlantica, Necromites, Pagophilus, Phoca, Phoca vitulinoides, Phocanella, Phocini, Praepusa, Prophoca, Pusa

Subtaxa: Platyphoca danica, Platyphoca vulgaris

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore